Recommendations for... Patras!

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For the Region of Western Greece, the corresponding visit in the context of the Peer Review Methodology took place from the 22th to the 25th of October 2013. Experts from Flevoland (Netherlands), Bologna Province (Italy), Tampere (Finland) and the Assembly of European Regions (AER) participated. During the meetings with stakeholders and representatives from the public sector, particular emphasis was given to present the underlying situation of the Regional Innovation System of Western Greece. The aim was to examine a series of topics in five main themes of interest and specifically: the Regional strategy on innovation, education and human resources, the degree of receptiveness of the innovative environment for boosting innovative entrepreneurship, the collaboration between enterprises and government authorities and the sustainability of the new jobs created.

All the interesting and useful conclusions resulted from these meetings are analyzed and expanded in the attached report prepared by the experts from the above mentioned partner regions.